LIBRARY CURRICULUM SEPTEMBER Roald Dahl Month, National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct.15)LESSONS:LIBRARIES ARE FUN! LIBRARY POLICIES & PROCEDURES BOOK CARE LIBRARY ARRANGEMENT *Opt: SEPT. 11TH (grades 3-6) *Author Spotlight: Tomie dePaola, Roald Dahl, Jon ScieszkaRead Aloud Book List using monthly themes or books from spotlighted authors:A few paragraphs from any of Jon Scieszka's "Guys Read" stories to spark interest"My Friend Rabbit" by Eric Rohmann"Library Lion" by Michelle Knudsen "America is Under Attack" by Don Brown"The Man Who Walked Between The Towers" by Mordicai Gerstein"Lily's Purple Plastic Purse" by Kevin Henkes"The Art Lesson" by Tomie dePaola"The Kissing Hand" by Audrey Penn "Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf" by Lois Ehlert "The Leaf Man" by Lois Ehlert"A Ball for Daisy" by Chris Rashka
Amazing Space Since it was launched 15 years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope has snapped more than 700,000 images, transmitted about 120 gigabytes of data every week and seen galaxies more than 12 billion light years away. The feats of Hubble have inspired an amazing Web site for students and teachers. Image to right: The Amazing Space Web site ties together many great resources from the Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: NASA "Amazing Space," developed by the Space Telescope Science Institute, is home to a suite of Web-based astronomy activities for kids in grades 4-12. Staying Safe Online (K-2) Warm-up (5 minutes) ASK: What does it mean to be safe? Students’ answers will vary.
32 Apps Dyslexic Students Will Love for Everyday Learning As the days of summer fun come to a close, thoughts of reading assignments, worksheets, and essays return to the forefront of many students’ minds. For students with dyslexia, work that requires reading and writing can be daunting, and it often saps the enjoyment out of school. Fortunately, more and more families and schools are discovering assistive technology (AT) and the ability it has to lessen stress and give children a greater sense of academic independence. While many schools have folded technology into the classroom, students are also increasingly using their own smartphones and tablets. The built-in accessibility features (e.g., text-to-speech, dictation, word prediction) of mobile operating systems have made those devices extremely useful for dyslexic students, and the variety of AT-related apps flooding Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store raise the level of assistance to an even higher level. Reading Apps
Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice If readers following this blog have not yet guessed it, I am a sucker for cartoons about school reform policies, classroom practice, and larger education issues. Cartoonists have the knack of getting to the basic point, albeit, with exaggeration, even caricature. Sometimes, they hit the bullseye and say what needs to be said even if it makes the reader wince. Getting the viewer to smile, maybe chuckle, and mutter: “how true” is the cartoonist’s reward.
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